Hello everyone, I was passed this tripod for a review so I intend to do just that. Please bear with my amateurish review.
The top tripod is the famous Gitzo GT1541T which needs no introduction, and I paired it up with the KPS NT30A head which was original a NT40. It was too big, so I decided to downsize it. From the pictures, you can see both tripods are nearly the same in length folded up.
This is the leg lock for the PT-024. I actually like it a lot, because it requires minimal effort to fold the legs up. All I need to do is just give it a light pull down and I was able to flip the legs up and down. The Gitzo is using a sideway kind of lever.
The Pro-30NSP tripod head. It's very smooth, and seems to have no problem with me hanging a 6kg weight off it and tilted to the side. The max load for this head is 20kg.
The leg locks. I found it not as smooth as my Gitzo, but then again my Gitzo has been well used for a long time and has probably been "seasoned". But no complaints about the leg locks, the locks have a good feel and you know when to stop, unlike many other tripods where you tend to be unaware you might be over-tightening.
Just an observation. The Gitzo surface area covered by the legs is a lot bigger than the Photo Clams. The Photo Clams do not open up that much compared to the Gitzo after properly unlocking both tripods. Something you might want to note.